It's Official: Maya Rudolph's Variety Show Has an Airdate!

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Ooooooooooohhhhhhh, ooh ooh ooh, Maya Rudolph‘s variety show is happening—let me be on it! Let me be on it!! Pick me! I have 13 years of girlchoir experience, I kind of remember the choreography to “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” and I can sing every word of Tom Lehrer‘s The Elements WHILE DRUNK. (Especially while drunk.) (Try to stop me when I’m drunk.)

More than a year after rumors first started circulating, and several months after it was supposed to debut, the Maya Rudolph variety show is actually coming to television. Hurray!The Maya Rudolph Show, currently just a one-off special, will air Monday, May 19 at 10 p.m., NBC announced today. Raphael Saadiq will serve as band leader; Fred Armisen, Kristen Bell, Sean Hayes, Chris Parnell, Craig Robinson, and Andy Samberg will guest-star; and Janelle Monae will be the musical guest. NBC says the special will “[revisit] the classic variety show format.”

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